Paradigm-Shifting Change May Be Coming in Melanoma
BY Gina Columbus
An ongoing trial studying Keytruda (pembrolizumab) with the first-in-class IDO1 inhibitor epacadostat (INCB024360) can mean drastic change for patients with melanoma.
FDA Approves Bavencio for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
BY Jason M. Broderick
Bavencio (avelumab), a PD-L1-inhibitor, gained approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for some patients with Merkel cell carcinoma. 
Surgery Is Still Crucial for Melanoma Treatment
BY Gina Columbus
Kiran K. Turaga explains that, even with all the advancements and novel treatments in melanoma, surgery is still critical. 
It Is OK To Cry With Cancer
BY Barbara Tako
Breast cancer and melanoma survivor says you are allowed to feel what you are feeling, whatever that is.
Communication Is Key Before, During and After Melanoma Surgery
BY Brielle Urciuoli
Robert Andtbacka, M.D., C.M., discusses the importance of communication between patients and health care professionals during melanoma surgery.
Uncertainty: This Is Cancer's Horrible, Helpful Ongoing Consequence
BY Barbara Tako
Breast cancer and melanoma survivor ponders the heart of the cancer diagnosis--a lifetime of ongoing uncertainty.
More Than the Skin You’re In: A Look at Non-Cutaneous Melanomas
BY Rebecca Bernaski
Did you know that melanoma isn’t just skin cancer? It can also develop in the eyes (ocular melanoma) and in the mucous membranes of the body (mucosal melanoma).
After Cancer Treatment: Coming Out On The Other Side
BY Barbara Tako
A breast cancer and melanoma survivor remembers the emotions and experiences after surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation are finished.
I Said I Wouldn't, Yet Here I Am: Weight Gain After Cancer
BY Barbara Tako
Breast cancer and melanoma survivor vents about her weight gain frustrations several years out from her original cancer diagnosis.
Are You in the Shallow or Deep End of the Cancer Pool?
BY Barbara Tako
Two-time survivor reflects about the cancer experience and offers perspective and hope.
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